SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Electronics and electro-optics that must withstand harsh conditions in space, such as radiation, temperature extremes, and long periods without maintenance

VPX embedded computing standard tailored for space applications ratified by ANSI and VITA

VPX embedded computing standard tailored for space applications ratified by ANSI and VITA

FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz., 16 April 2015. A new embedded computing open-systems industry standard for creating high performance fault-tolerant interoperable backplanes and modules for spacecraft electronics and other high-availability applications has been ratified.

Defense electronics industry concerned about cyber security, yet not sure where to turn for help

Defense electronics industry concerned about cyber security, yet not sure where to turn for help

NASHUA, N.H., 15 April 2015. The vast majority of those in the aerospace and defense electronics industry are deeply concerned with the susceptibility of their data and systems to cyber attack, yet are not investing in cyber security tools because of perceived high costs and lack of customer cyber security requirements.

Ku-band iso-divider RF and microwave unit for space applications introduced by Crane

Ku-band iso-divider RF and microwave unit for space applications introduced by Crane

CHANDLER, Ariz., 10 April 2015. The Crane Aerospace & Electronics Microwave Solutions segment in Chandler, Ariz., is introducing the 8-way Ku-band iso-divider RF and microwave unit for space applications.

Hyperspectral sensors from Ball Aerospace to go on advanced weather-forecasting satellites

Weather satellite experts at Tempus Global Data in Ogden, Utah, needed hyperspectral sensors to be placed in geosynchronous Earth orbit for detailed weather observations. They found their solution from Ball Aerospace & Technologies in Broomfield, Colo.

Air Force researchers ready major cyber security project to safeguard avionics from computer hackers

Air Force researchers ready major cyber security project to safeguard avionics from computer hackers

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 3 April 2015. U.S. Air Force researchers are advising industry to get ready for a potential $49.7 million cyber security project to safeguard military avionics from computer hackers and other cyber warfare threats.

Boeing looks to Curtiss-Wright to provide data-handling avionics for space transportation system

Boeing looks to Curtiss-Wright to provide data-handling avionics for space transportation system

ASHBURN, Va., 1 April 2015. Spacecraft designers at the Boeing Co. needed data-handling avionics for the Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 spacecraft that Boeing is building for NASA. They found their solution from the Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va.

European space electronics designers choose Curtiss-Wright data handling for Space Station

European space electronics designers choose Curtiss-Wright data handling for Space Station

ASHBURN, Va., 20 March 2015. European space experts needed data handling equipment for use on the International Space Station. They found their solution from the Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va.

Related Products

CHAMP-FX4 6U OpenVPX Virtex-7 FPGA Processor Card

The CHAMP-FX4 is the flagship 6U product in Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions’ family of user-programmable Xilinx® Virtex®-7 FPGA-based computing products, designed to meet the needs of challenging embedded high-performance digital signal and image processing applications. Curtiss-Wright's 4th generation 6U FPGA card, the CHAMP-FX4 combines the dense processing resources of three large

VPX3-453 3U VPX Virtex-6/8640D Digital Signal Processor

The Curtiss-Wright VPX3-453 is a high performance 3U VPX DSP and FPGA processor card that combines a Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA and a Freescale Power Architecture MPC8640D processor.

PMC-E2001 Audio/Acoustic Waveform Generating PMC Card

PMC-E2001 Delta-sigma PMC features 16-bit resolution with 8 Analog Outputs and 4 Analog Inputs with performance rated at 92dB (typ) DAC SFDR and 90dB (typ) ADC SFDR.

Interpoint™ MTR Series™ 50 Volt

The MTR Series™ MTR 50, 28 volt dc-dc converter offers up to 30 watts of output power from single or dual output configurations. They operate over the full military temperature range of -55°C to +125°C with up to 84% efficiency. MTR 50 converters are packaged in hermetically sealed metal enclosures,

Electronic Warfare VPX Products

The VPX product line includes three products: Modular Quad IF Up and Down Converter, Modular Direct Synthesizer and the Modular Seven Channel Indirect Synthesizer. These offerings provide critical functionality for processing of rapidly evolving Electronic Warfare signals. Low spurious and noise performance, as well as an exceptionally small physical implementation

Interpoint™ MFP Series™ Down-Leaded Point of Load

The new down-leaded version of its Interpoint™ MFP Series Point of Load (POL) converters are available in both flanged and non-flanged packages, is a single output 16 watt dc-dc converter providing output voltages from 0.8 to 3.5 V from a source voltage of 3 to 6V with up to 90%

HS-5104AEH Radiation Hardened, Low Noise Quad Operational Amplifiers

The HS-5104ARH, HS-5104AEH are radiation hardened, monolithic quad operational amplifiers that provide highly reliable performance in harsh radiation environments. Excellent noise characteristics coupled with a unique array of dynamic specifications make these amplifiers well-suited for a variety of satellite system applications. Dielectrically isolated, bipolar processing makes these devices immune to

IBX400 6U OpenVPX InfiniBand® Switch Fabric Module

The IBX400 is the world's first, fully rugged, 6U OpenVPX InfiniBand® switch fabric module (SFM) bringing data center connectivity and performance to deployed defense and aerospace applications, further enhancing GE's broad offering for High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC). The IBX400 complements GE's GBX460 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch Fabric Module offering

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Intersil Corp

Intersil is leveraging a deep portfolio of intellectual property, a history of design and process innovation and a system-level view to deliver unique benefits for the latest electronic systems. Intersil’s customers are recogn...

Crane Aerospace & Electronics

When failure is NOT an option...rely on Crane Aerospace & Electronics. We supply high-density, high-reliability components and electronics to the aerospace and defense markets that are designed for some of the toughest environme...

GE Intelligent Platforms

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September 11, 2013 Cyber warfare is one of the most important and dynamic technological disciplines in the aerospace and defense industry. It boils down to the ability to deny an adversary’s ...
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Reliability issues in network-centric warfare

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Reducing Development Cycles for 3U VPX Systems

May 4, 2015 This white paper outlines the key challenges system integrators face when building a system with 3U VPX COTS-based solutions. It also explains how the Curtiss-Wright 3...

OpenVPX Chassis Thermal Management: Overview of Cooling Methods

May 4, 2015 Learn about the 10 most common approaches to cooling an embedded computer chassis.  This free white paper begins with a detailed set of thermal management questio...

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